Community news|28/02/18

ESENER-2 reveals disparities in occupational risk management in Europe

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > ESENER-2 reveals disparities in occupational risk management in Europe

The new report analysing the findings of the second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) highlights the fact that health and psychosocial risks are not as well managed as conventional risks.

Enterprises which benefit from strong commitment by their management, worker representation and available resources (both financial and human) are distinguished by far better implementation of good occupational safety and health practices. This is especially true for the largest enterprises, and those which operate in the production and manufacturing sectors. However, even in these enterprises, emphasis is still mainly placed on conventional risks, rather than on factors related to health or psychosocial aspects.

The report identifies a synergy between current policy and practice on the EU level, which makes it possible to exploit – and consolidate – the progress made regarding OSH practice in recent years.

Download the report ESENER-2

Discover other news



SWEDEN: Serious accidents and long-term sick leave in the food industry

Workers in the food industry run a higher risk of serious accidents at work than other occupational groups. The average risk over the period 2017-2021 was 9.7 serious accidents at work per 1,000 employees. It was 15.5 for butchers and 8.9 for machine operators, who suffered the most serious accidents at work. Bakers and confectioners, although less affected, were still affected, with a rate of 5.3.

Community news


Working at home and OHS with a new OiRA tool

Teleworking has developed strongly since the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming the way companies operate and employees work. However, the issue of occupational health and safety (OHS) remains fundamental. A new interactive online risk assessment tool (OiRA) offers a practical solution for employers and teleworkers, helping them to create safer and healthier home workspaces.



BELGIUM: what to expect from occupational illnesses in 2022

In 2022, around 38,500 people received compensation for permanent disability due to an occupational disease. And nearly 13,000 workers (private sector and provincial or local administrations, APL) filed a claim for compensation; 211 deaths were recognised, 73% of which were due to asbestos, 17% to silicosis and 10% to other diseases. These are the findings of the Fedris “Statistical Report on Occupational Diseases” 2022.